Announcements

Make up lecture for Advanced General Virology scheduled

Dear students,

Good morning. We understand that it was difficult for some to find out the meeting arrangement for the first week. Therefore, I have scheduled a make up lecture. Please, access Blackboad before 7 PM to check you connection. The link as been sent to the class's WhatsApp group.

Ausama

Updated lecture access information attached.

Dear Students,

My lecture access information has been updated based on instructions from the department head. The information is attached. The Blackboard calendar has also been updated. Please, check everything out and email me if you need further assistance.

Stay safe.

Ausama

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VIR 355 lecture dates updated

Dear Students,

I hope you are staying safe. Based on a request to the department head, the lecture dates for course 355 have been modified. The modified dates have been attached. Please, check them out and check the follow up announcement regarding the lecture access information on Blackboard.

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VIR 355 lecture dates updated

Dear Students,

I hope you are staying safe. Based on a request to the department head, the lecture dates for course 355 have been modified. The modified dates have been attached. Please, check them out and check the follow up announcement regarding the lecture access information on Blackboard.

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Lecture access information

Dear Students,
I hope you are staying safe. I have attached the links needed for you to access my lectures on Blackboard. Please, try the links and let me know if you have any problems.
Good luck.
Ausama

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Advanced General Virology (VIR 1070) lecture dates

Dear Graduate Students,

Advanced General Virology (VIR 1070) lectures will be delivered via Blackboard every Tuesday from 9-11 and for 11 weeks. We will start our introductory meeting on the 17th of November. Material will be added to the university Blackboard link regularly. Please, check the course link often. Updates will also be posted on my University Scholar page [click the link: Ausama Yousif].

Good luck.

Ausama

Lecture added to Blackboard: 304_2

Dear Students,

A pdf of the vaccines and vaccination lecture has been added to Blackboard. You can download it only 48 hours around the assigned lecture dates. If you need more time, just send me an email through my website. Check the Blackboard website regularly for updates.

Good luck

Ausama

Lecture added to Blackboard: 304

Dear Students,

A pdf of the virus genetics and evolution lecture has been added to Blackboard. You can download it only 48 hours around the assigned lecture dates. If you need more time, just send me an email through my website. Check the Blackboard website regularly for updates.

Good luck

Ausama

Lecture added to Blackboard: 355

Dear Students,

A pdf of the Phenuiviridae (formerly Bunyaviridae) lecture has been added. You can download it only 48 hours around the assigned lecture dates. If you need more time, just send me an email through my website.

Good luck

Ausama

Lecture added to Blackboard: 355_2

Dear Students,

A pdf of the Flaviviridae lecture has been added to Blackboard. You can download it only 24 hours before and 24 after the assigned lecture date. If you need more time, just send me an email through my website.

Good luck

Ausama

Update 1 on graduate exams

Dear future colleagues,

The university administration has decided to have you take a practical exam at the end of the semester. The format will be simple. You will be handed an exam sheet at the end of your written exam. To my knowledge, this will also be the format of the oral exam to reduce the chances of virus transmission. Please, check out the instructions document attached to this announcement for more details.

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Go save the world

Dear future colleagues,

You have finished your assignments and your work is now being evaluated according to department guidelines. Does that mean your work is over? The answer is: “NO”.

Graduate Exams

Dear future colleagues,

The Vice Dean for Graduate Studies and Research sent us a WhatsApp message a few days ago informing us that the exams for all graduate classes will be paper based. That means that it will be similar in form to what you are all accustomed to. 

Based on the above, I would recommend strongly that you start pooling your questions set; the 10-15 questions that I ask you to prepare at the end of each lecture. Once you have done that, please, send me what you have. It is a good exercise for you. 

Sample exam questions

Dear future colleagues,

Please, be advised that sample questions will be provided on a daily basis. These questions are examples from previous exams, and are designed to help you focus your study. Remember, lectures are study guidlines. You should be reading the recommended text books.

Keep cheching my web page for updates.

Good luck,

Ausama